School Will Allow Students To Pose With Guns In Yearbook Photos
Students at a high school in Nebraska will now be allowed to pose with guns in their senior yearbook portraits as long as they do not brandish them or point the firemarm at the camera. We can’t have the camera injured, now can we?
The Huffington Post reports:
The Broken Bow School Board made the decision to allow the guns in school photos this week after a student asked last year to be photographed with his gun, Broken Bow Public Schools Superintendent Mark Sievering told The Huffington Post. That student asked after the deadline last year, but his request prompted the board to review their practices around guns in pictures and vote on whether they should allow them.
The school board voted 6-0 to allow the guns in photos as long as the images are tasteful, the Omaha World-Herald reported.
Sievering told the Omaha World-Herald that the school was initially afraid that allowing students to pose with guns would promote violence. However, the board decided to allow it because hunting is a big part of the local community.
“The board, I believe, felt they wanted to give students who are involved in those kinds of things the opportunity to take a senior picture with their hobby, with their sport, just like anybody with any other hobby or sport,” Sievering said, according to the Omaha World-Herald.
“I understand that in different cultures this would be viewed differently, but in the rural, hunting culture here, it is something that is viewed in a positive way,” Sievering told HuffPost.
The area is about as white as a city can get. If this happened at a predominately black high school, the students would be called “thugs.”
On Tuesday, the NRA compared guns to vacuum cleaners, because we all know how over 30,000 Americans are murdered by vacuums each year. Why aren’t kids posing with vacuum cleaners if they’re the same thing? Let the Open Carry Vacuum cleaner marches commence.
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